Stacey Gammon Pet Photography » Stacey Gammon is a professional pet photographer serving Saratoga, Albany, Schenectady Counties and the surrounding Capital Region of New York. She specializes in outdoor, scenic pet photography as well as studio pet photography, which can be set up in your own home. She has a passion for animals and often donates her time photographing shelter and rescue dogs and cats pro-bono. Hire Stacey to photograph your pets and have beautiful artwork to last a lifetime.

PPA’s International Print Competition Results

It was my first year entering first the Northeast district competition and then the International Print Competition which follows a bit later in the year.   I ended up with two out of four images meriting!  They will even be on display at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee Feb. 1-3, 2015!  They had over 5000 images submitted with 1800 meriting.  I got some great feedback and can’t wait to work on next years prints (and am even holding a pet model search to find some awesome dogs or cats to help me!).

Merited image from the International Print Competition 2014


“Jump” was my only entry from the district competition to be eligible for a merit.  This means that it was “sealed” and I only had to enter it into IPC and it would automatically merit.


merited dog photo in international print competition 2014

Perseverance, Character, Hope

This beauty, Bergen, was my second image to merit.  I even got to hear it being judged as they streamed the judging live this year.  It was a close call – no merit at first but one judge challenged and talked all the other judges into it.  It’s biggest fault was the crop.  I was seriously kicking myself about this crop – I originally had it just like the judges wanted but over thought it and changed it.  I almost changed it back before entering the image, but I already collapsed the frame layers in photoshop so I didn’t.   Next time I will go with my first instinct and try not to over think it!


dog photo print competition

Who’s there?

This entry did not merit but I got some great feedback.  The judges couldn’t tell that the dress on the dog on the right was actually part of the dress – they thought it might have been a pillow.  There was also some confusion as to the left dogs second, missing ear.  And finally they would have liked to see both eyes – only one eye on each dog made it almost seem like two one eyed dogs.  All good feedback I will be contemplating for the next round!


dog photo jumping

Adoption Day

This entry also didn’t merit.  They would have liked to see more eye contact from the dog, and some more back lighting.  I also didn’t clean it up enough – there are a couple floating dog hairs I missed!


Now I am super eager to keep trying and hopefully do even better.  My goal for next year is three merited prints!  If you think you’d be interested in having your dog in a print competition, please sign them up for my Pet Model Search!


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